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[GreenYes] Job announcement - Build It Green - NYC construction reuse center

Warehouse and Sales Associate

Positions Available: 2
Application deadline: 10/20/07

Job Purpose:
Directly support Build It Green! NYC?s efforts to divert waste from landfills, raise money for Solar 1 (, and provide environmentally sound, affordable, quality used building materials to people of all income levels. Assist the current Build It Green! staff in warehouse management and customer service. Job is full-time, 40 hours per week, and covers the days Tuesday through Saturday.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
? Put away all doors, windows, cabinets, plumbing, electric, lumber and other materials. Organize these materials by sizes, types, colors etc. Display these materials in a customer friendly way. Put prices on materials. Clear all aisles of materials. Complete all warehouse tasks in an efficient and self-directed manner.
? Checkout customers needing to pay for building materials
? Provide courteous customer assistance with prices, purchases, and vehicle loading
? General cleaning of warehouse and materials
? Assist donors and staff by unloading materials.
? Provide a tax-deductible receipt when requested by donors.
? Assist the BIG!NYC driver with site pickups as needed

Secondary Responsibilities:
? Assist with web-posting, pricing, and signage as needed
? Practice safe lifting & carrying postures. Utilize available lifting & transport equipment (carts, dollies, etc.)
? Contribute to a safe and clean work environment by following written and verbal procedures, rules, regulations, and Employee guidelines.
? Promote a healthy and safe work environment by coordinating and cooperating with co-workers.

? Interest in recycling and the environment
? Interest in construction and green building
? Lift up to 100+ lbs. throughout the workday.
? Computer skills required for price lookup, cashiering, and web posting
? Ability to conduct repetitive movements including stacking, climbing, lifting, bending, and other related physical tasks.
? Self-motivated, reliable, enthusiastic.
? Enjoy working in all types of weather; warehouse can get overly cold, wet, and hot.
? Enjoy working with customers and donors with diverse backgrounds.
? Be able to work in environment that is often dusty

? Construction experience
? Experience in retail service and/or store merchandising
? Conversationally fluent in Spanish
? Bachelors degree and/or not-for-profit experience

Starting salary of $29,000 with benefits after 90 days of consecutive and problem-free employment

Application process:
Please send your resume and a short cover letter (can be body of email) to jobs@no.address or mail to Build It Green! NYC, 3-17 26th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist, Educator, Photographer
New York City

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